The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a compensatory rest break must be a single continuous period of at least 20 minutes.

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The clocks go back on 29 October and this may have an impact on nightworkers. How employers handle this should depend on the wording of staffs contracts and rules relating to the National Minimum Wage, rest breaks and night working.

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A weekly rest period may be granted on any day in the reference period, is the opinion of an Advocate General.

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Our Hours of Work and Rest Breaks Toolkit is a comprehensive guide on the rules relating to rest breaks, the number of hours your staff can work, the special rules that apply to young workers and night workers, overtime and…

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